Skepta Hints At Retiring From Music Via Cryptic Instagram Posts

Fresh from dropping off a typically clean feature on Jae5’s track, “Dimension” alongside Nigerian singer Rema, Skepta has hinted he could be retiring from music


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Fresh from dropping off a typically clean feature on JAE5’s latest single, “Dimension” alongside Nigerian singer Rema, grime veteran Skepta has hinted that he’s set to retire from making music.

While the heavyweight collab continued to trend on Twitter after dropping at midnight last night, Skepta took to his Instagram stories to share some thoughts on the track and his plans for the rest of the year. 

Talking about the newly released track, Skepta wrote: “Still can’t believe Jae5 called the song “Dimension” 😩😂 such a nonsense name lol”. 

Shortly after that, Skepta dropped the shock news that he was planning to dip out from the music game for the foreseeable future. The Boy Better Know megastar wrote: “This Jae5 song/video featuring Rema and myself was recorded and shot last year in Ghana”, before continuing: “I have one more song with Bando & L’s that we also recorded in 2020, after we drop that, I’m out”.


While fans got hyped for the upcoming collab with OFB’s Bandokay and Double Lz, Big Smoke’s next story caused a lot of fans to stress over his future.

The next story post, which was placed over the top of the palm of his hand with paint on it, said: “Any verses you hear of mine this year, were all recorded last year. I’ve stopped recording 2021 🚫”.


While many fans were expecting an album from him this year, after Skepta jumped on live last year to confirm he was working on it, it now looks like he might be trying his hand at different things in 2021. 

It’s fair to say the fan reaction has been pretty shocked with Big Smoke’s recent news:

damn! skepta really about to retire. jeez! that's a tuff one to take tbhh

— hugh hefner (@omarisworld) March 18, 2021

no wayyy skepta is retiring no way🥺

— SMADUMODU? (@SuperSmada) March 18, 2021

Skepta is still hands down the best this country has to offer. So this guy can’t retire. Especially when we haven’t done a song together 🙏🏿

— Chiedu Oraka (The Black Yorkshireman) (@orakald) March 19, 2021

Whoever broke Skepta’s heart just go say sorry cause he can’t just retire like that. 😭

— sway. (@MKananda_19) March 19, 2021

Please tell me skepta was hacked. He can’t retire man

— 🇳🇬 (@promisetique) March 18, 2021

Skepta ain’t retiring. How can the greatest MC the UK has ever seen retire now. Skepta is coming out with another great album

— IfeFinch (@ifefinch) March 18, 2021

Skepta is reportedly retiring from music this year

Whether this is true or not, it’s a great moment to appreciate Skepta’s legacy and give him his flowers. Might genuinely be the greatest UK rapper of all time, true legend

Konnichiwa is a classic and an ESSENTIAL UK rap album

— Mavi 〽️ (@NameIsMavi) March 19, 2021

in honour of skepta signing out here’s this legendary video of skepta & jme

— scotty 🎯 (@scottykTb) March 18, 2021

Please don’t retire, you only said you were making an album last May 😭

— Lauren Brady (@laurenbrady02) March 18, 2021

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